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Re: filmscanners: Scanning 101...A basic question...





Marvin Demuth wrote:

> I have read the recent debates over working with raw files and those 
> produced via profiles and I am confused.
> 
> In working with scanning color negatives, if you choose to work with the 
> raw file that is supposed to have all the information in pure form, what 
> is your starting point for getting an acceptable image on your monitor 
> as your starting point for your adjustments?  Obviously, some software 
> has to used.
> 
> I am trying to relate this to printing color negatives, which is within 
> my experience.  With this process, for any degree of efficiency, you 
> have to start with color filtration commensurate with the film you are 
> using.
> 
> Marvin Demuth

I think Marvin makes an obvious but very significant point here.

A raw scan of a negative, should be negative, not positive.  Any manner 
of converting it into a positive means some type of profile has been 
actuated on it.

Art




 




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